Information for Mentors
If you are passionate about sharing your experience and industry knowledge with current RMIT students, being a mentor in the Career Mentoring - Express program is a great way to give back, as you provide valuable input that can have a lasting impact on an RMIT student.
The Career Mentoring - Express program is mentee-driven. Students are encouraged to initiate mentoring connections, and may reach out to you for mentoring, career advice or even with a question. They may be drawn to your industry or organisation, or perhaps your skills or interests. Being available to offer advice, answer questions, or meet for a coffee are several ways you can help current RMIT students succeed in their future careers.
|Duration||One-off mentoring connections|
|Start dates||Mentoring connections available year-round|
|Registrations||Registrations open year-round|
|Matching process||Mentees reach out to mentors to request a mentoring connection|
Who can be a Mentor?
This program is open to industry professionals who typically have three or more years of professional workforce experience in a supervisory, management or leadership capacity and who have a willingness to share their expertise and experience.
Mentees are expected to drive the relationship as they may have different mentoring needs such as:
- Soft skills needed in the industry
- Seeking and finding an internship
- Job search skills
- The career path
- Personal and professional development opportunities
The Express Connection process
Step 1: Mentees view Mentor profiles
Via the RMIT Express Mentoring Portal, Mentees view the profiles of available Express Mentors, including those suggested or found using the filter function.
Step 2: Wait for a Mentee to request a connection with you
The Mentee will simply select 'connect' on your profile to initiate an Express Mentoring partnership. You will have 10 days to accept or decline a Mentee's request.
Step 3: Connect and meet
Once an Express connection is formed, Mentees message you to arrange a time to meet either in person or virtually. The Express Mentoring connection will be open within the portal for 2 weeks, during Mentors and Mentees can coordinate and complete their one-hour meeting.
At any stage throughout this process, Mentors can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 8146
FAQs for Mentors
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
We encourage mentors to discuss this with their mentee in the first instance. Mentors need to identify their areas of concern regarding the partnership. If they are unable to resolve an issue within the partnership, they can seek advice and guidance from the RMIT Mentoring team: email email@example.com or phone 03 9925 8146.
We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.
Yes. All Mentors have their maximum partnerships set at "1" by default, but this can be easily changed by editing your availability through your profile.